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AoT: The Architecture of Things

May 19, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes AoT: The Architecture of Things By Ronald C. Weston, AIA, LEED AP   I believe the time is right for Architects to reconsider the built environment through the lens of an expanded “Architecture of Things” (AoT). I derive the AoT concept from the digital Internet of Things (IoT), which readers are likely familiar with. Wikipedia Read More

Embodied Energy on Refurbishmnet vs. Demolition: Perspectives on the Implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino

March 3, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Embodied Energy on Refurbishment vs. Demolition: Perspectives on the Implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino The recent implosion of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been quite the topic of discussion among those in the building industry. The debate over demolition vs. embodied energy is one heard worldwide. Here, we Read More

OPINION: It’s Time to End the Reign of Single-Family House Zoning

July 2, 2019

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s Time to End the Reign of Single-Family House Zoning Reprint from: 06.26.2019 By Mark Alan Hewitt Practicing architects live and die by zoning regulations. We begin routine projects by reading ordinances and calling local officials to reassure clients that their desired outcomes will be possible under current land-use laws. If we’re lucky, the project Read More

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